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he team at My Abbots News will be celebrating the magazine‘s fifth birthday this


month. In April 2006 our editor Nik Allen started the


magazine as a hobby to bring local news to the village where he and his family lived. The magazine‘s first ‗office‘ was based under


Nik‘s staircase before progressing to a shed at the bottom of his garden. Since those humble beginnings the magazine has grown to have seven editions covering Watford, Croxley, Bushey, Kings Langley and Rickmansworth, with Hemel Hempstead and Borehamwood and Elstree launching this year. Nik said: ―It‘s been hard work but there has


been far more highs than lows and I still love what we do with a passion. Even though so much has happened in the years since we launched My Abbots News I still get really excited when the latest editions of the magazine arrive at our offices.


BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS FOR MY ABBOTS NEWS ―I think our biggest achievement was


organising the My Local Heroes evening in 2009. I felt immensely proud that our magazine could provide a platform for people who selflessly went out of their way to help others. It was also great to see all the area‘s most well known faces there. It was like a who‘s who of Watford on the night. ―Also covering last year‘s General Election was


fantastic especially interviewing political powerhouses such as Peter Mandelson, David Cameron and Nick Clegg. We have had five great years and we‘re looking forward to the future.‖ Many of the magazine‘s original advertisers


still promote their businesses with My Abbots News. Scott Rushton, Owner of The Unicorn pub in


Gallows Hill, has advertised with My Abbots News since the beginning. He said: ―Five years on and My Abbots News plays a major and necessary role in our advertising campaign. Cheers!‖


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